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Illinois Divorce Finances: The Value of the Collaborative Process

Illinois Divorce Finances: The Value of the Collaborative Process

As Illinois divorce finances continues to mount, both parties tend to question their current path. Ultimately, a lengthy litigation entails expensive financial considerations. Sometimes, both parties walk away with a fraction of their initial net worth. Additionally, the courtroom battle presents an exhaustive approach on the emotional spectrum, too. However, Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce …

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Child Custody in Illinois: How Laws Dictate Parenting Decisions

Child Custody

Since 2016, child custody in Illinois faced a rebranding to “parental responsibilities”. Similarly, the term “visitation” changed to “parenting time”. In general, Illinois presumes that both parents are “fit” to share parental responsibility and time. Particularly, research demonstrates that mutually involved parents benefit their children. Naturally, there are situations where this is not always the …

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DIY Divorce: The Challenge of Self-Representation in Family Law

DIY Divorce The Challenges of Self-Representation in Family Law Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions, LLC

While DIY divorce is certainly allowed under Illinois law, family law presents numerous challenges towards self-representation. To help you along the way, here are 10 things you must know when conducting DIY divorce. 1) You Can Represent Yourself in a DIY Divorce Firstly, some parties are eligible for a “joint simplified dissolution” procedure. However, even …

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Common Divorce Fears and How to Navigate Through Each of Them

Common Divorce Fears and How to Navigate Through Each of Them Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions LLC

In Illinois family law, divorcing spouses typically cycle through a wide variety of common divorce fears. Put plainly: divorce can be a frightening process, especially for those who have long-term marriages, shared finances, and children. Sometimes, divorcing spouses struggle just to articulate their fears. However, the Bruckner Hernandez team typically sees three common fears throughout …

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Divorce and Coparenting: Navigating a New Path Together

Divorce and Coparenting: Navigating a New Path Together Bruckner Hernandez Legal Solutions

When married couples choose to part ways, navigating the terrain of divorce and coparenting, their journey takes a different route, but their roles as parents remain constant. Even though the spouses may divorce each other, they do not divorce their children. The bond as parents endures, emphasizing the need for effective coparenting. This involves setting …

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